Surgical procedures

Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, look at their daughter, three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins who was born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest. Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The...
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FILE - in this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, medical doctor Lee Cook-jong describes the parasites found inside the body of a North Korean soldier at Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, South Korea. Hospital officials say on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the condition of the North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery.(Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP, File)
November 18, 2017 - 7:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name...
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November 08, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has undergone triple bypass surgery as a pre-emptive step for a cardiac problem. That's the word from his office on Wednesday. In a statement, his office said the congressman is doing well and looking forward to a speedy recovery. The 53-...
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October 26, 2017 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas for emergency gallbladder surgery, a family lawyer said Thursday...
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October 24, 2017 - 1:57 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit says she underwent the...
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Christel Ward speaks at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, outside of the federal courthouse in Nashville, Tenn., about a lawsuit filed on her behalf over a program that awarded 30-day jail sentence reductions to inmates who underwent vasectomies or birth control implants. Ward says she underwent the implant and never was awarded the time off. The lawsuit says the policy amounted to eugenics. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
August 17, 2017 - 5:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit. Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates...
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August 13, 2017 - 1:37 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery. Team spokesman Cory Walton says the procedure on his right knee was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university's hospital. Bolognesi says the surgery went "very smoothly," and doctors...
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In this Friday, July 7, 2017 photo provided by Francesca McAndrews, McAndrews, left, takes a selfie with a piglet, who McAndrews named Enzo and the animal's caretaker Lorrie Dunn in Lancaster, Pa. McAndrews, who rescued the piglet that was darting in and out of morning rush hour traffic, is getting help from local businesses to fund a surgery the animal needs to survive. (Francesca McAndrews via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 10:40 am
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who rescued a piglet that was darting in and out of rush-hour traffic is getting help from local businesses to fund a surgery it needs to survive. Francesca McAndrews tells LNP ( ) she was driving to work when she saw the tiny swine...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, gymnast Simone Biles arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Biles shared a video of herself on July 27, 2017, taken after she had surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. The Olympic champion appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car. She wrote that she hopes the 27-second clip makes people laugh. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2017 - 6:14 am
A video shared by Simone Biles shows the Olympic gymnast was in no condition to compete while coming out of an anesthetic haze after surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth yelling something...
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Noi Liang, an intersex woman who works part-time as a patient advocate at Children's Hospital Colorado, stands for a photo at the medical center in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 7, 2017. Liang, who works for a technology firm, says the parents considering surgery for very young intersex children tend to be thorough and thoughtful in their deliberations, hoping that the decisions they make will be the ones that their children _ looking back years from now as adults _ would have wanted them to make. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 25, 2017 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault,...
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